Luke 11:1-4

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, [a] hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.[b]
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. [c] And lead us not into temptation. [d] ’ ”

Luke 11:1-4 In-Context

1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “ ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’ ”
5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;
6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’
7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’
8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacityhe will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Luke 3:21
  • 2. S John 13:13
  • 3. S Matthew 3:2
  • 4. Matthew 18:35; Mark 11:25
  • 5. Matthew 26:41; James 1:13

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "Our Father in heaven"
  • [b]. Some manuscripts "come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
  • [c]. Greek "everyone who is indebted to us"
  • [d]. Some manuscripts "temptation, but deliver us from the evil one"